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Author (up) Johnstone, P. A.; Bloom, T. L.; Niemtzow, R. C.; Crain, D.; Riffenburgh, R. H.; Amling, C. L. url  openurl
  Title A Prospective, Randomized Pilot Trial of Acupuncture of the Kidney-Bladder Distinct Meridian for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Type of Study RCT
  Year 2003 Publication The Journal of urology Abbreviated Journal J Urol  
  Volume 169 Issue 3 Pages 1037-1039  
  Keywords Acu Versus > 1 Control; Acupuncture; AcuTrials; Electroacupuncture; Fixed Acupuncture Protocol; Penetrating Sham; Genital Diseases, Male; No Treatment Control; RCT; Restricted Modalities, Acupuncture Only; Sham Acupoint Control; Sham Control; TCM Acupuncture Style; Urinary Tract Infection; Urination Disorders; Urologic Diseases; Wait-List Control; Standard Needling Depth  
  Abstract PURPOSE We performed a pilot trial to assess the response of lower urinary tract symptoms and prostate specific antigen (PSA) to acupuncture in a population of patients biopsy negative for prostate cancer.MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 study groups, including observation for 3 months with 6 blood samples for PSA at set intervals, 9 sessions of acupuncture in 3 months to points of the kidney-bladder distinct meridian expected to treat the prostate with 6 blood samples for PSA at set intervals and 9 sessions of acupuncture in 3 months to points not expected to treat the prostate with 6 blood samples for PSA at set intervals. The effect of acupuncture on lower urinary tract symptoms was assessed monthly using the International Prostate Symptom Score.RESULTS Trend analysis (repeated measures ANOVA) revealed no significant changes in the 3-month period in the randomized arms. Statistical analysis showed p = 0.063 for the International Prostate Symptom Score, p = 0.945 for PSA and p = 0.37 for the free-to-total PSA ratio.CONCLUSIONS Acupuncture to the kidney-bladder distinct meridian neither relieves lower urinary tract symptoms nor impacts PSA  
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  Language Number of Treatments 9  
  Treatment Follow-up N/A Frequency >1/WK Number of Participants 30  
  Time in Treatment 12 Weeks Condition Urinary Tract Infection
  Disease Category Urologic Diseases OCSI Score 60  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 537  
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